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The King of the Swingers

Posted in The Jungle Book with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2010 by designldg

“Now I’m the king of the swingers
Oh, the jungle VIP
I’ve reached the top and had to stop
And that’s what botherin’ me
I wanna be a man, mancub
And stroll right into town
And be just like the other men
I’m tired of monkeyin’ around!

Oh, oobee doo
I wanna be like you
I wanna walk like you
Talk like you, too
You’ll see it’s true
An ape like me
Can learn to be humen too…”
(“Wan’na Be Like You” by Louis Prima – “The Jungle Book” – 1967)

This is a portrait of King Louis who wants to be a human.
This expressive langur was the first animal I met while entering into the jungle of Bandhavgarh in the Indian state Madhya Pradesh.